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Grand reopening for Solstice Senior Living

On Wednesday, June 12, the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce was on hand as the staff at Solstice Senior Living cut the ribbon on its renovated facility.

Solstice Senior Living, 151 N. Roadrunner Parkway, celebrated its grand reopening June 12 following renovations. The ‘Roaring 20’s’ theme provided a creative base for residents and …

Enraged governor blisters Legislature for five-hour special session

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is seen in her office at the state Capitol in Santa Fe on Jan. 30, 2024.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham blasted her fellow Democrats in the legislature after they adjourned a special session she had called.

Local musician brings home NM Music Award

One day in 1993, Sage Gentlewing was driving through California on Highway 46 between Highway 101 to Highway 5 and stopped at Jack’s Ranch Café. A tree with a monument sculpture, …

Juneteenth banquet pays tribute to Blackdom

Diners set down their forks and stood as the Billy Townes Group shifted from a set list of jazz standards to accompany a choir performing “Life Every Voice and Sing,” the hymn giving …

'Mother Hubbard’ dedicates 97th birthday to scholarships

What better way to celebrate your 97th birthday than by raising money for “the kids” to whom you have devoted a lifetime of service? For Las Cruces icon Barbara Hubbard, there is no …

NMSU adds Preston Laird to coaching staff

On Monday evening, Preston Laird was welcomed back to Las Cruces to be part of Head Coach Jason Hooten 's staff.  Laird makes his way back to Las Cruces after spending five seasons as …

KRWG earns NMBA awards for election coverage, radio station of the year

The New Mexico Broadcasters Association last week announced the winners of its 2024 Excellence in Broadcasting Awards. New Mexico State University’s KRWG public broadcasting station earned …

NMSU researcher co-authors book on NM wild carnivores

A New Mexico State University researcher has co-authored a new book that examines wild carnivores of New Mexico. Jennifer K. Frey, a professor of mammalian ecology in the Department of Fish, Wildlife …

Hot weather poses hazards for children, pets

As temperatures rise, Las Cruces police and fire departments jointly issued a reminder to residents that parked cars function as ovens in hot weather, endangering people or pets left inside. …

'Street of Too Many Stories’

“Here’s to all literature, the power of women’s stories and our ancestors all those women who have come before our mothers.” – Author Denise Chávez

Fire camp registrations open Friday

A two-week summer camp organized by the Las Cruces Fire Department to instill confidence and leadership skills in youth will open for registration Friday. Admission to the free day program is open to …

DACC grads move their tassels over

On May 9, more than 500 erstwhile students of Doña Ana Community College moved their tassels over as they graduated with degrees and honors ready to go out and challenge the world and …

NMSU to award over 2,000 degrees at spring 2024 commencement ceremonies

New Mexico State University will award more than 2,000 degrees this week at commencement ceremonies honoring spring 2024 graduates. NMSU will recognize students who completed graduate degrees in …

Desert heroines honored for community work

A desert heroine is “fierce and brave – as resilient as life in the Chihuahuan desert. She is a gift to Doña Ana County,” according to DesertHeroines.com. Desert …

Free car seat inspection clinic Thursday

The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division and Safer New Mexico Now are jointly hosting an in-person car seat fitting station from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, at the …

NMSU prepares graduate students to be global citizens

New Mexico State University provides a wide range of opportunities for students to enhance their disciplinary knowledge and transferable skills in graduate education through graduate certificates, …

LCPS tech officer finalist in EdTech awards

The Las Cruces Public Schools announced that the district’s chief technology officer, an educator at the district for more than 21 years, received national recognition this month for his work …

Future is bright for LCHS’ Zakye Hawkins

Las Cruces High’s Zakye Hawkins is wrapping up his high school baseball career, but knows there is plenty to look forward to in his future.  The 18-year-old senior announced he had …

Jardin de los Niños, Blue Cross partner on child services

The nonprofit Jardin de los Niños was awarded a $25,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico to provide child care and therapeutic early intervention services to children …

Police Run Out of Autism Awareness Decal Supplies

The response to the Las Cruces Police Department’s autism awareness decal giveaway has been so overwhelming that supplies were depleted in less than two days.   The window decals – …
Thea De Armond, an adjunct faculty member in NMSU's history department, signed a banner on March 29 supporting a faculty union.

NMSU faculty rally for union as deadline draws near

On the same day New Mexico State University announced a new interim president, following a failed search for a permanent appointment, professors pushing for a union expressed optimism about their …

‘Leveling up’ conference elevates young women

The Association Women’s Group, a local organization of women in business, hosted its second annual Girls Leveling Up conference last week, bringing 250 young women in the Las Cruces Public …

DAR recognizes Las Cruces ‘trailblazers’

Four Las Cruces women were hailed as ‘trailblazers’ as they were named 2024 Women in American History by the Doña Ana County chapter of the New Mexico Society of the Daughters of …

Burrell medical students matched with residencies

Each year, on the third Friday in March, medical students preparing to graduate join tens of thousands of others across the country in finding out where they will be placed for their residency …

Las Cruces woman honored with Live Your Dream award

Soroptimist International’s Las Cruces chapter announced more than $10,000 in Live Your Dream Education and Training awards to 10 women from New Mexico and west Texas. Cinthia Mullen of …

ACE scholarships flow to Mission Academy

Private education recently became a bit more accessible at one Las Cruces school through a partnership with a national organization’s partial tuition scholarship program. Early this year, …
Barbara Chamberlin and Matheus Cezarotto of New Mexico State University’s Innovative Media Research and Extension department are seen in the testing room of the Learning Games Lab.

A visit to NMSU’s Learning Games Lab

New Mexico State University’s Learning Games Lab mostly does its work quietly, with a team of professional illustrators and animators at work over screens in a darkened room on the Las Cruces …

Alamogordo health official wins democracy award

Health official Kayla Blanchard of Alamogordo is the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico’s choice for its 2024 Making Democracy Work award, an annual honor with a $250 cash prize. …
Science teacher Lauren Apodaca is seen in their classroom at Vista Middle School in Las Cruces on Feb. 13, 2024.

Classroom hops away from dissecting frogs

New Mexico has been a "dissection choice" state since 2005. The alternatives to dissecting real animals are getting more sophisticated.

‘Generations’ writing project seeks authors

The Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District is teaming up with the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership to introduce the Generations Community Writing Project, and they are calling for submissions. The …
Every Ounce of Courage

‘Every Ounce of Courage’

Lourdes “Lulu” Reyes brother Willie found himself pushed to walk as a prisoner of war as part of the infamous Bataan Death March in the Philippines in World War II’s “War in …

Mayor's Inaugural Ball

The Association, an organization promoting female professionals and entrepreneurs, hosted a mayoral ball on Jan. 20 to welcome new mayors Eric Enriquez of Las Cruces and Russell Hernandez of …

Shoes in the news

A mayoral ball organized by The Association on Jan. 20 brought together members of the business community and civic leadership for a black tie event welcoming new mayors Eric Enriquez (Las Cruces) …

Ron Perlman to be honored at Las Cruces film festival

Ron Perlman, star of film and television with a career spanning more than four decades, will be an honored guest at this year’s Las Cruces International Festival on April 4, where he will …
Sandra with deportees in Palomas-3-10-23

Women on the Border

Claudia Sheinbaum or Xóchitl Gálvez? Which of these two women will be the first woman in Mexico’s history to be elected President in the national elections next June?  …

Shoes in the News

This edition of “Shoes in the News” includes some hooves in the news as a bonus. U.S. Rep. Gabe Vasquez selected boots and jeans for his tour of New Mexico State University ag research …

Centennial swimmer eyes spot at Princeton

Centennial High School junior Savannah Skow has set eight state records in competitive swimming and has now “verbally committed” to swim for the Princetown University Tigers. …

Outdoor Equity Fund grants support for Youth Programs

New Mexico’s Outdoor Recreation Division announced $1 million in Outdoor Equity Fund grants to 30 organizations and public agencies around the state, and five tribal communities, on Dec. 26. …
The front entrance of the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley on Dec. 28, 2023. The Center's board recently elected to redraw its governing structure to allow more public presence.

Animal Services Center to allow public onto its board

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will be governed differently in the future, pending approval from the state government. Among a slew of administrative changes to the …

NMSU’s Wave the Wonder Dog honored with award

The American Kennel Club Humane Fund recently announced the winners of the 24th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence. Among the five loyal, hard-working dogs that …

The Cat’s Meow needs homes for cats, kittens

The Cat’s Meow has 60 adult cats and 40 kittens at its adoption center, 2211 N. Mesquite St. There are 50 cats and kittens in foster homes and a waiting list. In 2023 to date, The Cat’s …

Special time for pet adoption

If you’re searching for a furry friend to join your family, this holiday season is the perfect time to adopt a dog or cat from ACTion Programs for Animals (APA). The nonprofit animal rescue is …
National Adoption Weekend, Sept. 15-17, presents an opportunity to adopt pets from the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley.

Animal Services Center has reduced adoption fees for pets

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV) is partnering with Best Friends Animal Society (BFAS), a leading animal welfare organization working to make every shelter and every community …

Animal Companions of Las Cruces has Aug. 26 fundraiser

The nonprofit Animal Companions of Las Cruces will host a fundraiser noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Blue Moon Bar and Grill, 13060 N. Valley Drive. The fundraiser will include a cornhole …

Clearing the shelter

ACTion Programs for Animals (APA) has joined NBCUniversal Local’s 2023 Clear the Shelters pet adoption and donation campaign, Tuesday, Aug. 1-Thursday, Aug. 31. This is the ninth …

Animal Companions of Las Cruces has Aug. 26 fundraiser

The nonprofit Animal Companions of Las Cruces will host a fundraiser noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Blue Moon Bar and Grill, 13060 N. Valley Drive. The fundraiser will include a cornhole …
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